by Nicola Francesco Haym (1679 - 1730)
Translation by Nathan Haskell Dole (1852 - 1935)

Qual nave smarrita
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Qual nave smarrita
Tra sirti e tempeste,
Nè luce, nè porto 
gli toglie il timor.

Tal io senz'aita
Fra doglie funeste,
Non trovo conforto
Al misero cor.

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The vessel storm‑driven
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
The vessel storm-driven
O'er quicksands leeshoreward,
No lighthouse, no shelter
Can rescue from care!

So I who have striven,
Drift hopelessly forward,
'Mid life's angry welter,
My heart in despair.

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Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2019-11-19
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Word count: 30